The Kingdom of Belgium is located in Western Europe. It is bordered by the North Sea in the north. Like the neighboring Netherlands and Luxembourg, the independent kingdom has been part of the Benelux countries since 1830. The 11 million inhabitants of the country are 60% Flemish and 40% French Belgians, which has always lead to tension. Therefore, the country is divided into three regions: Flemish-speaking Flanders in the north, French-speaking Wallonia in the south and the centrally located capital of Brussels. In addition to French and Flemish, German is also an official language in Belgium.